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RichardI
09-19-2003, 01:53 PM
Watched this show on TV last night and I was amazed. I thought the Russian kids of the '60's had never even heard of the Beatles, but that was wrong. They LOVED the Beatles. Some of the people in the audience actually had tears in their eyes while McCartney did some of the old tunes.
I found it quite moving, and it taught me something. Worthwhile just for that.

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RichardI
09-19-2003, 01:53 PM
Watched this show on TV last night and I was amazed. I thought the Russian kids of the '60's had never even heard of the Beatles, but that was wrong. They LOVED the Beatles. Some of the people in the audience actually had tears in their eyes while McCartney did some of the old tunes.
I found it quite moving, and it taught me something. Worthwhile just for that.

Rich /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 01:58 PM
I think they knew well all "Western" music.
I remember in the '80s there were many european and american bands giving huge concerts in the URSS, and in East Germany. Most of them were hard-rock and heavy metal bands, such as Scorpions, if I remember well...



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XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 02:00 PM
'Back in the USSR' no longer applies!

I'd never join a club that would have ME as a member!!.

RichardI
09-19-2003, 02:01 PM
Forgot to mention I thought I saw Oleg in the crowd...

Rich

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Zayets
09-19-2003, 02:06 PM
RichardI wrote:
- Forgot to mention I thought I saw Oleg in the
- crowd...
-

Actually he mentioned in ORR that we should not bother him whith anything since he will attend this concert.

Zayets out

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XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 02:28 PM
Its an interesting post, but I believe most Russian kids in the 60s even if they wanted were not able to listen to the Beatles. With minor exception it was a closed society. Any form of western culture which could have appealing influence was prohibited. They did not have FM and AM or longwave radio was largely local in nature and Beatles songs would have been restricted. And risk of punishment or prison would have limited any black-market record distribution to minuscule.
The 80s was a significant era for them opening up to western rock etc.. I suspect most probably heard the Beatles then and of course enjoyed it very much.